Legendary Mexican director Emilio Fernandez, who spent much of his career dramatizing the conditions of the rural poor, continued exploring this concern in the film PUEBLITO. A schoolteacher in a small town convinces a young engineer to visit her town for the purpose of building a new school building. However, his efforts are impeded by the corrupt mayor, even after the engineer helps save the life of the mayor's young son. As the villagers prepare to build the school with or without the mayor's acceptance, events become far more complicated--and dangerous--when the engineer meets the mayor's beautiful and seductive wife. PUEBLITO explores the difficulties facing Mexico's rural poor in the poetic manner of director Fernandez.